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2008-08-25 09:00:42

The authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Indian Kashmir on Sunday before a separatist rally, the latest in a series of protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. In the past two weeks, Kashmir has seen some of the biggest pro- independence demonstrations since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in the region in 1989. Separatist leaders plan to address a huge rally on Monday in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, where...

2006-07-01 04:32:00

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir's main city fired teargas and water canons on Saturday to disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting the alleged killing of a shopkeeper by security forces Authorities said six policemen were injured in a clash. Angry protesters, shouting anti-India slogans, set fire to tyres and roadside police boothes and threw stones at police and government vehicles in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. "Allah is...

2006-05-25 00:14:51

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to end his two-day peace roundtable in Kashmir on Thursday, a day after appealing to militants to come home and telling his own troops to be more humane. The summer capital, Srinagar, a normally bustling city of steep pitched brick-and-timber buildings, was largely deserted after a strike called by separatist leaders and rebels and amid tight security for Singh's overnight stay. The mountain-ringed...

2006-05-24 12:45:25

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed on Wednesday to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan to "come home," at the same time telling his troops to be more humane as he pressed forward with peace talks. Despite some of the tightest security in years in one of the world's most militarized cities, Islamist rebels set off five grenades in the summer capital, Srinagar, injuring at least 19 civilians and nine policemen. None of the attacks were...

2006-02-24 07:41:03

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir fired tear gas on Friday to disperse hundreds of Muslims protesting the killing of four boys, on the eve of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister to discuss peace moves. Shops and businesses were shut in most parts of Kashmir after separatists, who are boycotting the New Delhi conference, called a general strike, blaming the Indian army for the deaths earlier this week. Police said the boys, aged between...

2006-02-01 11:00:44

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday the issue of Kashmir was vital to better relations with nuclear rival Pakistan. "We are committed to working with Pakistan to create an environment in which India and Pakistan can have the friendliest possible relations," he said in an annual media conference. "I attach great importance to that object." He said there had been movement in the two-year-old peace process between the South Asian neighbors....

2005-09-17 06:31:07

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Separatists in Indian Kashmir have urged India and Pakistan to speed up peace moves to resolve a long-running dispute over the Himalayan region, days after summit talks between the neighbors ended in a stalemate. The call from the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella alliance of Kashmiri political groups, came after the panel's chief held talks with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in New York late on Friday. "Hurriyat Conference feels that we need to...

2005-09-12 22:32:57

By Simon Denyer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The leaders of India and Pakistan meet in New York on Wednesday to push forward a peace process which is beginning to offer a realistic chance of a lasting rapprochement between the long-time foes. No one expects a major breakthrough when Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, but analysts expect the pair to review and renew their quest for peace...

2005-09-05 08:25:28

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Kashmir's main political separatist alliance headed into peace talks with the Indian prime minister on Monday, seeking trust and an easing of harsh military controls in the long-troubled region. The dialogue between the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Manmohan Singh -- the first since a Congress-party led coalition took power last year -- comes ahead of Singh's talks with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf next week. "We feel that the...

2005-08-31 04:23:52

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday invited Kashmir's main political separatist alliance for peace talks, aiming to resume a dialogue stalled for a year. The talks are scheduled to be held next week, ahead of a meeting between Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in New York on September 14 to push forward a slow peace process between the nuclear rivals who both claim Kashmir. "The prime minister has invited the Hurriyat Conference, led...


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